The Children's Hour

The Children's Hour (1961)

One simple lie destroyed everything they had.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1961-12-19
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 332 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: The Mirisch Company
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: William Wyler
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From 332 Ratings


A private school for young girls is scandalized when one spiteful student accuses the two young women who run the school of being in a relationship.

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  • Shirley MacLaine

    as Martha Dobie
  • Audrey Hepburn

    as Karen Wright
  • James Garner

    as Joe Cardin
  • Miriam Hopkins

    as Lily Mortar
  • Fay Bainter

    as Amelia Tilford
  • Karen Balkin

    as Mary Tilford
  • Veronica Cartwright

    as Rosalie Wells
  • Sally Brophy

    as Mrs. Wells
  • Mimi Gibson

    as Evelyn
  • William Mims

    as Mr. Burton
  • Hope Summers

    as Agatha
  • Jered Barclay

    as Grocery Boy (uncredited)
  • William H. O'Brien

    as Funeral Assistant (uncredited)
  • Leoda Richards

    as Parent at Piano Recital (uncredited)
  • Harold Miller

    as Parent on Visitor's Day (uncredited)
  • Pete Kellett

    as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
  • Stuart Hall

    as Mourner (uncredited)
Camera Franz Planer Director of Photography
Sound Alex North Original Music Composer
Writing John Michael Hayes Screenplay
Editing Robert Swink Editor
Directing William Wyler Director
Costume & Make-Up Dorothy Jeakins Costume Design
Production Robert Wyler Associate Producer
Art Fernando Carrere Art Direction
Directing Robert E. Relyea Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Bert Henrikson Wardrobe Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Irene Caine Wardrobe Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Ruth Stella Wardrobe Assistant
Sound Fred Lau Sound
Art Edward G. Boyle Set Decoration
Art Frank Agnone Property Master
Directing John Franco Script Supervisor
Production Allen K. Wood Production Manager
Directing Jerome M. Siegel Second Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Emile LaVigne Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Frank McCoy Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Joan St. Oegger Hairstylist
Production Clarence Marks Producer's Assistant
Production William Wyler Producer
Production Walter Mirisch Executive Producer
Writing Lillian Hellman Theatre Play
Sound Alex North Conductor
Crew Leon Charles Dialogue Coach
Editing Hal Ashby Assistant Editor
Sound Richard C. Harris Music Editor
Sound Don Hall Sound Editor
Sound Buddy Myers Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Writing Lillian Hellman Adaptation